Hotel Nikko Saigon - review by Rusty Compass
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Hotel Nikko Saigon

| 30 May 2017


Hotel Nikko Saigon
235 Nguyen Van Cu St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City


Price guide: $$$$

Our rating
30 May 2017

Japanese design and 5 star hotel amenities in Saigon's Chinatown district - around 20 minutes from the city centre.

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On the border of District 1 and District 5, right by Saigon's Chinatown area. There are some interesting and little known historical sites around here. It's a good location for local life and eating too. Saigon’s downtown area is facing major disruption with Metro construction under way - making this area a more attractive proposition. You're around 15 minutes by taxi from the centre depending on traffic.

Rooms, feel and everything else

The understated Japanese aesthetic is alive and well at the Nikko. Rooms are in restrained tones.

The whole place is a nice contrast to some of the more flamboyant stuff happening around town - though it all feels a tad corporate. Lots of suits congregating in the lobby.

This is a large 334 room hotel. Rooms are spacious - starting at 40sqm.

The 25m pool is one of the best in the city for size - though it only sees the sun in the morning. It's a great place to come back to after battling Saigon's relentless heat and intensity.

There's also a spa and fitness centre.

Rusty Compass listings are always independent. We recommend the places we think you should know about. That’s it. We haven’t stayed at Nikko Saigon, but we’ve visited on two occasions. No payment was received for this listing.

Mark Bowyer
Mark Bowyer is the founder and publisher of Rusty Compass.
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